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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini_Me View Post
    I totally get the argument of getting the best possible helmet. Iíll probably buy another mx helmet - itís just a thought that crossed my mind.

    Likewise, should I then wear my moto helmet when I am riding my MTB, riding flat single track at 20-30kmph? Itís not really any different, bar the weight of the bike

    Who says a DOT helmet rates for 150kmph+ impact is ďbetterĒ than a DH helmet rated to 80kmph impact (speed ratings pulled from my arse)

    Itís not so much about the cost but the lighter weight and ventilation.

    Even in Victorian winter I am cooking myself riding steep technical terrain. If I can keep my head cooler I might crash less too
    Iím hearing you. Was having the same old conversation with someone today about how they stopped riding a moto in the bush and went to MTB as too worried about hurting themselves. For that person (and many others I know) they are going just as fast with less gear on

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    Reminds me of a comment that came up when discussing the cheap Aldi helmets years ago for rallies etc. Have you priced a funeral lately?
    Buy the best safety gear you can.

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    I believe the current V3 foxes are carbon now. briefly fox made a V4 which was carbon. but has been dropped

    oh here is an article about the v3/v4
    https://www.cyclenews.com/2016/07/ar...017-gear-line/

    the V4 was super light
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    Have been keen to get back into dirt bikes. Had my first ride back on a dirt squirter in some time this weekend. Father in laws bday in Torquay. Used it as an excuse to get into some new gear as my old stuff was properly old and rotten. Ended up with an Airoh helmet, for 180 jersey and pants and Alpine Stars Tech 7ís. Really impressed with the kit. Was all super comfortable straight out of the box. For the ride the father in law sorted me a bike, his Husaberg 350 4 banger. (Last model they made) Was a good thing. He had borrowed a mates 2018 350 xcf. FIL was missing his Husaberg so his mate offered me the Kato 350. What a good thing. Was on my radar as my next bike (excf spec for me ) so was great to do such a long test ride and I think that is the decision made. Some great riding out the back of Anglesea. Couple of pots of bravery and a countery at the Aireys Inlet pub and then back home. Good bunch of blokes and about a 90km Loop with a mix of single track and fire trail. Have got the bug again.
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    Hell yea BP. Thatís a mint day out.

    I went single track riding on BILís farm today. Had 4 goes at a rock strewn steep climb but couldnít nail it.
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    Its kind of a dirt bike.
    I sold my BMW Scrambler and picked up this 1988 Honda Transalp (XL600V) for a song. It's got Rego and needs a bit of cosmetic tidy up, but rides great. I put some Dunlop 606's on and vinyl wrapped the screen. I will do a slow resto as time and $ permits...
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    Nice pick up!

    Dimi. Where did you go for your helmet?

    When I crashed earlier in the year the helmet took a bump so I'm not sure I wanna hold onto it.

    PS. Trees fucking hurt when you hit them. I smashed into one when I rode downhill years ago.
    I think I knocked myself out from it. I don't remember much of the stack just old mate going "Fuck mate you alright?" as he lifted me up.

    That was a mtb helmet and I threw it in the bin. I woulda been doing 30ks down a single trail?
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Joe's has the airohs dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimi View Post
    Joe's has the airohs dude
    Ahh sick I'll go sus next time I am in Fyshwick.
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Got my son a Yamaha PW50 so we can both go riding. Heís 7 so is right at the end of the range for this size bike but itís super easy for him so will build confidence for 6months. Then move up.
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    I'm racing the Connondale Transmoto enduro this weekend. I've gotten really motivated and worked on fitness after getting 11th in the 2 person team 2 day enduro at Glen Echo Park a month ago. I'm about 20kg too heavy for the stock spring rates in my TE250 so I need to.get that sorted soon.

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    gee that looks like a crackin event ls400x !! yeah TE250 is gunna need alot left hand action. Good luck

    One of the most physically draining events I ever did was 4hr 2man enduro, stupidly done on a 82 TT600 with drum brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    Got my son a Yamaha PW50 so we can both go riding. Heís 7 so is right at the end of the range for this size bike but itís super easy for him so will build confidence for 6months. Then move up.
    Awesome. My son started on a ttr50 at 5 years old, but it took a year before it really clicked with him, when he realised he could head off through the paddocks by himself, on his own adventure.

    Last week I convinced him to try out our motox track and he smashed it. All deep sand, but he battled on and made a few laps, even managed to pick it up and get it started after dropping it a few times. So much run riding with him.

    Took my 4 yo daughter for a ride on the kx500 too and she loved it, screaming at me to "go faster daddy!"

    Ha, excuse the tradie gear, it's a running family joke.

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    Wow thatís excellent. Iím keen to do some adventuring with him when heís older and got the bug hopefully
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    thats awesome blokes i would have killed to have a peewee when i was a kid.

    in other news Al introducing us to the MVDBR Enduro YT channel has left me watching it enviously each weekend culminating in me quietly sobbing over the green hue of gumtree's dirt squirter section sorted by cheapest of course.

    so yeah thanks for that.

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    Going to be in Houston next month and wondering if itís worth seeking out a good moto shop to buy pants, shirt, gloves.

    Itís not like I can bring rims and a motor back in carry on.
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    Fark, I just started half looking for a peewee for my 6 year old.
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    They are a great option because no noise and fully adjustable speed so they are forgiving in that regard. As I said in the ad, we have been running OSET trails bikes for my kids and bought this to try something different. The seat height is too high for my 5 year old, it is too small for the 9 year old and my 7 year old daughter just isn't interested in riding it really. No point it sitting in the shed though it has been handy to take out for the odd camping trip when we are going with friends as a spare bike.

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